AskDefine | Define beardless

Dictionary Definition

beardless adj
1 having no beard [syn: whiskerless]
2 lacking hair on the face; "a smooth-faced boy of 14 years" [syn: smooth-faced]

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English

Etymology

beard + -less

Adjective

  1. Pertaining to the lack of a beard, especially of young men unable to grow one.
    1596 shall a beardless boy,
    Cocker'd silken wanton, brave our fields,
    And flesh his spirit in a warlike soil,
    Mocking the air with colours idly spread,
    And find no check?
    — Shakespeare, King John'', Act 4, Scene 1

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